Rhys Webb axed by Toulon

Rhys Webb axed by Toulon

Wales and Ospreys bound scrumhalf Rhys Webb won't play Toulon again this season the new club owner Bernard Lemaitre has revealed.

Lemaitre hit out at the "dishonest" attitude surrounding the player's return home after he was granted an early released from the final year of his contract to return to Wales.

Earlier this week, the Welsh Rugby Union announced Webb would be eligible to feature in this year's Six Nations after being given an exemption from a rule requiring players to have more than 60 caps if they wish to represent their country while playing abroad.


"His family is back in Wales, it's difficult for him. We made beach-sized amounts of time for him to be able to go back and see his family in Wales," Lemaitre told Sud Radio.

"All of a sudden we learn he has already signed for the Ospreys and his agent had already negotiated with the Welsh union that he can be selected. It's a dishonest attitude.

"It takes us to a situation where I think Rhys Webb will not play in the Toulon shirt again. The adventure will be cut short," he added.


Webb was left out of Toulon's squad for the visit of Castres in the Top 14 on Sunday, a clash Toulon won 43-3.

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